Weep Day

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song name Weep Day
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Then: The Earlier Years, Selections From Then, Podcast 22A
year 1997
first played December 28, 1985 (1 known performances)
run time 1:50
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh (background)


  • An inspiration for this song comes from the back cover of a Bob Dylan album, which hyphenated and separated the title "Mr. Tambourine Man" in the most unusual of places (Mr. Tambo - urine Man).
  • Many of the lyrics in this song are wrong in one way or another; The Oakland Raiders are a football team, not a baseball team. Plus, at least one of the Johns singing did in fact write the words they were singing.
  • This song was covered by Logan Whitehurst and the Junior Science Club, and released on the album The Mini-Album of Luv.
  • This song was quoted in the outro of the song "Qualifiers" by hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle.

Song Themes

German, Islands, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, People (Imaginary), Puns, Screaming, Self-Reference, Sports, Time, Tongue-Twisters, Yes


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